The Wandering Jews with Trudy Gold

Fleeing to South America

Another option for the wondering Jews was South America. This lecture tells the fascinating story of philanthropists such as Baron de Hirsh who purchased land for Jewish settlements. How was it possible to go to South America & what happened when they arrived?

In the series:

Sept. 7: Incarceration in the East
Sept. 14: 1881 to 1914 the great exodus
Sept. 21: Journey to America
Sept. 28: Journey to the UK
Oct. 12: Fleeing to South America

The Wandering Jews with Trudy Gold

Journey to the UK

In the huge exodus from the Russian Empire, hundreds of thousands of Jews came to Britain. What was the Anglo-Jewish community like? How would it receive the newcomers? Would England welcome them?

In the series:

Sept. 7: Incarceration in the East
Sept. 14: 1881 to 1914 the great exodus
Sept. 21: Journey to America
Sept. 28: Journey to the UK
Oct. 12: Fleeing to South America

The Wandering Jews with Trudy Gold

Journey to America

The last decades of Czarism bought desperate poverty and fear of attack to the Jewish community. Nearly two million decided to make the perilous journey to the New World. What was the America that awaited them like? How would they fare?

In the series:

Sept. 7: Incarceration in the East
Sept. 14: 1881 to 1914 the great exodus
Sept. 21: Journey to America
Sept. 28: Journey to the UK
Oct. 12: Fleeing to South America

The Wandering Jews with Trudy Gold

1881 to 1914 the great exodus

Under the Czars the Jews were confined by edict to the western edge of the Empire, hated by the Russian Orthodox Church and at the mercy of officialdom.

In 1881, Czar Alexander II was assassinated and in this period of instability and repression Jews became a target of hatred, murder, and destruction of property.

The situation so deteriorated that by the eve of World War I, 40% of the Jews of the Empire had found new homes. What options could  they face & where could they go?

In the series:

Sept. 7: Incarceration in the East
Sept. 14: 1881 to 1914 the great exodus
Sept. 21: Journey to America
Sept. 28: Journey to the UK
Oct. 12: Fleeing to South America

The Wandering Jews with Trudy Gold

Incarceration in the East

In 1815 the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth was divided up by its neighbours, Prussia, Austria, and Russia. It had once been home to the largest Jewish community in the world. The majority of them became subjects of the autocratic czarist empire. Trapped by new masters this presentation will tell the story of their lives in the empire.

In the series:

Sept. 7: Incarceration in the East
Sept. 14: 1881 to 1914 the great exodus
Sept. 21: Journey to America
Sept. 28: Journey to the UK
Oct. 12: Fleeing to South America